Copley Acupuncture is located on Essex Street in the heart of beautiful downtown Salem, Massachusetts. With 20 years of experience, Marcy White is committed to providing thorough and knowledgeable care for her clients. She has advanced clinical experience in treating chronic and acute pain, and fertility and pregnancy. She has extensive experience in the use of photobiomodulation (low level laser).
In addition to her acupuncture practice Marcy has developed a wonderful referral network which includes practitioners from a wide variety of medical professions.
Marcy White received her Master's Degree in 2000 from The New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, Massachusetts, the oldest accredited institution for Chinese Medicine in the United States. She is registered to practice acupuncture in the state of Massachusetts and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. She is also certified as a Diplomate by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located on the surface of the skin, which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions. Select points are stimulated by the insertion of hair thin, disposable stainless steel needles. Modern research shows that acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters that promote circulation and hormonal balance as well as reduce pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture not only eliminates or alleviates symptoms, it treats the underlying cause and improves the patient's quality of life. No two acupuncture treatments are alike. An individualized treatment plan will be formulated based on your unique needs.
Electro-acupuncture has been in use since the 1940's. Electricity is applied to acupuncture needles in varying frequencies to stimulate the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters and anti-inflammatory substances.
Using the same points as traditional acupuncture, electro-acupuncture is a convenient stimulation technique that can be used for a variety of treatments. In cases of stubborn neurological disorders and chronic pain, electro-acupuncture may be the best option for point stimulation and effective treatments.
FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY
Marcy White has 18 years of experience in treating fertility with acupuncture. She specializes in treating women undergoing assisted reproductive therapies such as IUI and IVF, and women trying to conceive naturally. Marcy has built relationships with numerous Boston area clinics including CCRM, MGH, Boston IVF and Brigham and Women's. She regularly consults with CCRM to create the best treatment plan possible for her patients.
If you are struggling to conceive, acupuncture can be of great benefit. Chinese Medicine and acupuncture can restore balance to your reproductive and endocrine system. Specifically, acupuncture can assist with increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, improving uterine lining and egg quality, regulating menstruation and ovulation, helping with implantation by reducing uterine spasms, relieving stress and decreasing the body's stress response, and improving male factor infertility such as sperm count, motility and quality.
Recent research in Denmark and Japan show good outcomes for improving egg quality in natural and IVF cycles using low level laser. Marcy is the only acupuncturist in Massachusetts using low level laser to assist women with egg quality issues. For more information on this amazing technology please visit the laser page on my site
Pregnant women can find relief from morning sickness and fatigue in the initial stages of pregnancy with acupuncture. In the second and third trimester, acupuncture can be used to treat acid reflux, high blood pressure, edema, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, back pain, and can assist in turning a breech baby.
LOW LEVEL LASER
Low-level laser is the application of red and infrared light in the 5mW(milliwatts)-500mW range. The laser device introduces photons into the body to repair cellular damage, increase blood flow and reduce inflammation in human tissue. Marcy White M.Ac., L.Ac. is one of the only acupuncturists using this technology in New England and has incorporated this therapy into her practice for the past ten years.
Marcy has trained in the use of low-level laser therapy with Dr. Margaret Naeser of BU School of Medicine. Dr. Naeser is currently heading research at the VA Hospital in Boston on the use of low-level laser therapy for chronic traumatic brain injury and Gulf War Syndrome. This research has expanded to both Spaulding Rehab and Boston Children's Hospital.
Low-level laser is useful for a wide variety of health conditions including pain conditions, stroke recovery, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive issues including memory problems. Please visit the Low Level Laser page on our site to see how we can help with Hashimoto's, neurological conditions and relief from pain and inflammation.